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The imperfect pitcher's perfect moment

Pitcher Philip Humber retired this spring after playing eight seasons for five major league teams, including the Chicago White Sox. He lost more games (23) than he won (16) in a tepid career that would be perfectly forgettable except for one afternoon in 2012. Playing with the Sox on April 21,...

Humber Begins Comeback Bid for Padres in Loss to Mariners

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Philip Humber began a comeback bid by throwing two scoreless innings for the San Diego Padres in a 6-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

Philip Humber On DL With Right Flexor Strain

Two months ago, White Sox righthander Philip Humber threw a perfect game against the Mariners, the first of two such games this year. Since then, Humber's season has been pretty awful. In 10 starts since the perfecto, he has a 7.47 ERA...Show More Summary

Quintana is Spanish for 'Decision time, White Sox'

5 years agoSports : RosenBlog

Something has to give, and it ought to be Philip Humber.

The Unluckiest One

You know what Game Score is, right? It's Bill James' formula for grading a pitcher's performance in any start. Fifty is average, and 100 is almost as good as it gets. The best game scores so far this season are Philip Humber's perfect game (9K's, 0BBs) and Matt Cain's 1-hit shutout on April 13 (11K's, 0BBs). Show More Summary

Jered Weaver Threw A No-Hitter With His Parents In The Stands; Here's The Final Out

Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels threw a no-hitter tonight against the Minnesota Twins. It was the second no-hitter of the season, joining Philip Humber who threw a perfect game last month. Making the moment even more special, Weaver picked up his no-hitter with his parents and wife in attendance. Only two batters reached base all night. Show More Summary

Perfect-Game Pitchers: What Was Their Followup Act?

Thursday night in Chicago, Philip Humber will take the mound, against the Boston Red Sox, for the first time since his perfect game, thrown last Saturday in Seattle against the Mariners. Only 21 pitchers have thrown perfect games. None has thrown more than one. Show More Summary

The Perfect Diagram

Still thinking about Philip Humber's perfect game? Here's something for you: a graphical representation of all 27 outs in the game, from the Chicago Tribune. Turns out that the Mariners swung at the hard-to-hit pitches, and took the pitches in the center of the strike zone. Who knew?

Philip Humber's perfect game

By Richard K. Barry On Saturday, April 21, 2012, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox became the 21st pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game. He did it against the Seattle Mariners.Humber has played for the Mets, Twins and Royals previously, debuting with the Mets in 2006. Show More Summary

White Sox Humber Goes On Late Show, Gets Phone Call From Obama

When you pitch a perfect game, you make the media rounds. And that's what Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber is doing now after pitching his perfecto in Seattle Saturday. [ more › ]

Philip Humber On David Letterman

Exactly the headline you were expecting last week.

Did A Blown Call Give Philip Humber A Perfect Game?

With a full count on Brendan Ryan of the Seattle Mariners, Philip Humber threw a slider that missed the strikezone by a wide margin and would have been ball four, ruining his bid for a perfect game. However, Ryan swung at the pitch in...Show More Summary

Philip Humber: Five Teams And A Perfect Game

Pitching a perfect game gets you into an exclusive club, but not everyone who performs the feat is an all-time great hurler. Philip Humber is the latest example of this, as he's certainly competent, but in the grand scheme of things, not the kind of pitcher you would predict to go 27 up, 27 down. Show More Summary

eBay Item Of The Day

Did Philip Humber do something over the weekend? Here's why I ask: Number of Phillip Humber items for sale prior to Saturday afternoon: 75. Number of Phillip Humber items for sale since Saturday afternoon: 1,000-plus.

South Side Sox: Ruminations On Philip Humber

It wasn't that long ago that the Chicago White Sox were an under-the-radar cursed franchise. The Cubs and Red Sox got all the attention, and the Indians even had a movie made about them, but the White Sox languished with the worst of...Show More Summary

SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: Why Are Perfect Games On The Rise In Baseball?

On Saturday, Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history. It's an amazing feat, but it is also becoming a more common one. In the World Series era (1903-present), a span of 110 seasons, there have been 19 perfect games. Show More Summary

Perfect, with a little help

Not to suggest that Philip Humber's perfect game Saturday deserves an asterisk, but I've watched the replay of the final pitch several times and paused it as often as humanly possible, and there's no way that pitch was a strike, andShow More Summary

Bobby Valentine Should Be Fired: A Collection [Bobby Valentine]

5 years agoSports : Deadspin

While Fox was patiently waiting for just the right moment to switch over to Philip Humber's in-progress perfect game, the Red Sox were playing out the final innings of a blowout win over the Yankees. Around the time Humber recorded the...Show More Summary

Quiz: Name the Pitchers Who’ve Thrown a Perfect Game

5 years agoHumor : mental_floss

On Saturday, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitched the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history. Oddly enough, the first two were pitched just five days apart in 1880. We won’t ask you to recall John Ward (Providence Grays) and Lee Richmond (Worcester Ruby Legs), but how many of the other 18 [...]

Philip Humber Throws Perfect Game

Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber retired all 27 Seattle Mariners hitters in a 4-0 victory Saturday, throwing Major League Baseball's first perfect game since May 29, 2010, and only the 21st in league history. The closest the M's came to a hit was in the fourth when Alex Rios chased down a Dustin Ackley liner at the warning track. Show More Summary

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